Bellavista Nightlife (Self Guided), Santiago

Santiago nightlife usually begins rather late, as locals prefer to go out after 1 am. Bellavista, one of the most popular districts in the city, is full of clubs and pubs that offer a wide variety of music styles, from Latin and salsa to electronic. This self-guided tour will lead you to the most trendy night clubs of Santiago:
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Bellavista Nightlife Map

Guide Name: Bellavista Nightlife
Guide Location: Chile » Santiago (See other walking tours in Santiago)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km
Author: vickyc
Bar Constitucion

1) Bar Constitucion

A popular little club that opened its doors in 2008 as only a restaurant at first, Bar Constitucion has gone on to become one of the hottest places in Santiago to see live music, catch a fabulous DJ set, or see a variety of other performances including avant-garde events that set it apart from the typical city nightclub. This great nightlife establishment has a reputation for its extensive cocktail list and high quality drinks as well. Bar Constitucion features a variety of events throughout the week, including Wednesday night sets by national and international DJs, pop music heating up the dance floor on Thursday evenings, hot club favorites on Saturday nights, and more.

Operation Hours: Tuesday – Thursday: 2 pm – 3.40 am; Friday – Saturday: 2 pm – 4.40 am

2) Etniko

A fabulous restaurant serving up a fine selection of Asian-inspired dishes, including an extensive sushi menu, Etniko also heats up late nights as a bar and club where resident DJs spin driving beats into the wee hours. The Pan- Asian cuisine featured here includes mainly Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese influences. The dining area is located inside a stunning atrium for an open-air quality that classes up the place even more. This trendy establishment caters to a sophisticated clientele who like fine cuisine but who also enjoy a bit of the club scene as well. The house DJs spin a great selection of house tune to get the crowd going on the dance floor.

Operation Hours: Monday – Saturday: 7.30 pm – 2 am
Dos Gardenias

3) Dos Gardenias

A casual and friendly nightlife reputation with a reputation for hosting some of the best live musical acts from the region, Dos Gardenias welcomes a mixed crowd of all ages to enjoy its menu of bar food, including pizza and charcuterie and great drink selection. The entertainment usually includes live music on any given night from local bands with an emphasis on Latin American sounds, including salsa and more. The interior décor includes simple wood furnishings, shelves lined with books, and photos of esteemed musical legends on the walls and has a special charm that makes it a terrific place to take a date.
Club La Feria

4) Club La Feria

A nightclub with a far-flung reputation for featuring some of the best national and international DJs, Club Feria has been operating for over fifteen years and has since its inception been dedicated to offering up the hottest electronic music in the country. Featuring some of the world’s biggest names in house and techno, past artists to have graced the DJ booth here include Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin, Luciano, Felipe Valenzuela, and more. Club La Feria received major upkeep in 2012 which included an update to its décor as well as the installation of a state-of-the-art Funktion One sound system.

Operation Hours: Thursday: 11 pm – 4 am; Friday - Saturday: 11 pm – 5 am
La Maestra Vida

5) La Maestra Vida

A hot dance club with one of the city’s best reputations for uninhibited salsa music as well as other Latin beats that really gets the crowd shaking their thing on the dance floor, La Maestra Vida is a friendly and unpretentious entry in Santiago’s thriving nightlife scene. Live Latin music can be found here on various nights throughout the week, as well as dance lessons by seasoned professionals earlier in the evening for beginners who are interested. In addition to salsa, guests can enjoy the sound of other popular forms of Latin American music such as cumbia, bachata, and more. Weekends get particularly crowded at La Maestra Vida so be sure to arrive early.
Havana Salsa

6) Havana Salsa

Opening its doors back in 1996, Havana Salsa is well-reputed in the city of Santiago as the best place to go for traditional salsa and merengue dancing. Anyone from beginners to seasoned professionals will be comfortable here, with experts offering lessons throughout the week for those just getting started in the art of Latin dance. Weekends at Havana Salsa feature a popular dinner buffet accompanying a showcase of terrific Cuban-inspired arts and entertainment from professional dancers and live bands performing onstage. Havana Salsa also offers some of the city’s best cocktails with an especial fondness for expertly-crafted tropical drinks.

Operation Hours: Thursday: 9 pm - 4 am; Friday – Saturday: 9 pm - 7 am

7) Bunker

A fabulous and classy dance club featuring one the hottest weekend parties in Santiago, Bunker is a mainstay of the city’s gay community, though it attracts a fair amount of die-hard partiers of all persuasions as well. Located inside a former theater, Bunker includes a number of terraces throughout the space that overlook the intense action downstairs. Weekends here serve up the best house, techno, and dance mixes to get the crowd shaking their rumps on the dance floors, with the party going non-stop through the night until the wee hours of the morning. This popular nightclub may seem tame early in the evening, though be prepared for the house to get packed after midnight.

Operation Hours: Friday – Saturday: 12 am – 5 am

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